Disneyland Resort

Fun Facts

Disneyland Hotel

  1. There is only one original orange tree left on the Disney site out here. It's located over on the Hotel property, and as I understand it, any of the CM's can point it out to you.
    REPORTED: Benjamin Rockwell 30 AUG 97
  2. Hook's pirate ship that served as a restraunt until the remodelling of Fantasyland is now over at the Disneyland Hotel in the Lagoon pool area, but no longer serves as a restraunt.
    REPORTED: H. Riley 04 APR 00
  3. When the Disneyland Hotel was built in 1955 it consisted of just two story sections of rooms. In 1961 Walt decided to expand the hotel adding a whole other wing which would be a 7 story building ,the biggest in Anaheim. When the new section was completed they ran into a bit of a problem ,they forgot about the sign. The central elevator shaft ran up the front of the hotel about a quarter away from the left wall of the hotel , not leaving enough room for "Disneyland", so for the longest time the hotel's sign read "Hotel Disneyland" until the building was expanded on the left to fit "Disneyland".
    REPORTED: Jeff Myers 11 AUG 99
  4. If you go over to the Disneyland Hotel, there is a staircase in one area that shows the paintings "in their former mortal state" from the Haunted Mansions stretch room / elevator. Also over in the Disneyland Hotel are a number of pictures of Walt Disney from the early days, greeting VIP's etc, as well as a number of the VIP's since the day's of Walt.
    REPORTED: Benjamin Rockwell 30 AUG 97
    Right past the huge shop on the inside of the hotel near the Check in Desk, there is a stair case which has all the stretch paintings from the Haunted Mansion. They aren't hidden but they are really fun to look at. You can also buy miniature pictures of these at the Art Gallery in New Orleans Square.
    CONFIRMED: Dizneelover 16 JAN 00
  5. Has anyone else been really upset at the prices of Disney merchandise? Has anyone else been really upset that you can no longer buy Hunchback items anywhere in Disneyland? Well, I found this great store in the Disneyland Hotel. It's called Baloo's Bargains, and it has tons of great stuff at half off. Right now (July), it has tons of Hunchback, 101 Dalmatians, and Christmas toys and clothes for dirt-cheap. It's located to the left of the California Wine Cellar. Also, has anyone noticed that you can't buy Disney fashion dolls of Esmeralda, Jasmine, etc anywhere? There are tons of real Barbies for sale in Disneyland, but Megara and Aurora are the only "Disney fashion dolls" you can buy. Why does the Disney Stores and theme park shops get rid of all merchandise from a movie one year after it comes out? Peple still like it, even if it's "old."
    REPORTED: Ghost Host 22 JUL 97
  6. You call the Disneyland Hotel and ask for Goofy's Kitchen. It is fairly inexpensive. They have Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner, Breakfast is with the Pooh gang, and Dinner is with all the classic characters. My sister in law took my niece for her Birthday last year and said it was an experience they will never forget. Goofy tried to steal her presents! and they laughed all night long. The kids really get to spend time with the characters for autographs etc. They did not go to the park afterward but said there was no need with all the fun! The food is a Buffet set up with the kids buffet at there level. I am really looking forward to doing it. A suggestion for those parents who can't afford a big B-day bash.... Take your child and a couple of his or her friends. Send invitations to relatives etc. offer to pay for children but not the adults. It's fair and a lot of fun. Adult prices are $18.00 and children 4-12 are $8.75 while under 3 is $3 for dinner $13.50/ $8.25 and $3 for lunch Call for details 714-778-6600
    REPORTED: Rachael 15 APR 96
  7. There is an office at the Disneyland Hotel called the "Fantasy Weddings Office" for people who want to get married on the Disney property. Appearances at the wedding by a costumed character are $500 (that's $3500 for a set of dwarfs for a Snow White theme). Use of the Cinderella Carriage is $10,000! Most people don't ask, but there is a different carriage, a simpler black one, that costs significantly less.
    REPORTED: Richard W. Lipp 27 JUN 96
  8. Not exactly THE best kept secret around today, but at the Disneyland Hotel, right in front of the hotel building that is across the lagoon from the main building, there is a sort of hidden grotto area, that goes below ground level. In the times that I have been there it has been very unpopulated, as most people don't seem prone to wandering down there. There are waterfalls, and walk ways, and even a little cave. I'm not sure what this area is officially called, but I remember standing at the beginning of the walkway down, just as the lights down there turned on, and it was one of the most magical parts of my trip. If you want a nice place to sit and relax, this is it. Truly Enchanting.
    REPORTED: The Squishy G 11 JUL 00

Disneyland Pacific Hotel

  1. Most of the rooms at the Disneyland Pacific Hotel have a sketch of four critters (cats, and some others) in a car. They are from America Sings. They have been relocated to the wagon in the riverboat room in the same position.
    REPORTED: Rachel 12 JUL 97

Disney Toys | Disney Books | Disney Music | Disney Videos | Disney Software | Disney Magazines | Disneyana | More Shopping

Where to next?

Web page ©1995-2009 by T.R. Shaw. All rights Reserved, USA and Worldwide